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CINDERELLA at the ALHAMBRA

The Dual Critics review of “Cinderella” at Alhambra Theatre & Dining find it to be “A lively heartfelt charmer.” The Alhambra Theatre opened “Cinderella,” a long-awaited summer musical on June 11th, 2020, which remains on stage through July 26th. The music is by Richard Rogers, the lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, with an updated book by the talented Douglas Carter Beane, who also provided a new book for “Sister Act” and wrote the Tony-nominated “Nance.” The tale is an old one and well-known; the version we are most familiar with is based on “Cendrillon” a French story published in 1697. …

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Movie Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Running Time: 1 hour 53 minutes Genre: Romance, Comedy, Musical Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material Grade: B Written and Directed by Ol Parker Based on the original musical by Catherine Johnson Do What Makes Your Soul Shine Ten years have passed since opened in theaters in July 2008.  The story, with hits from the popular super group ABBA and based on the smash-hit stage musical, was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical by the Golden Globes.  It went on the gross $615 million, becoming the fifth highest-grossing film of 2008. The beloved characters are back to …

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Community First Night Owl Cinema Series Returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Community First Credit Union (Community First) and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announce the return of the free, family-friendly “Community First Night Owl Cinema” Series. This year, the series will feature seven movie nights throughout the summer months, beginning with fan favorite on Sunday, June 14 and ending with the beloved on Friday, August 7. The series is free and open to all ages, with free parking and concessions available for purchase. Now in its third year, the Community First Night Owl Cinema Series draws thousands of moviegoers who come to enjoy free, family-friendly films projected on a giant 18 …

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Orange Park Community Theatre "Toby Show"

DUAL CRITICS: OPCT’s “A Toby Show”

OPCT opened its first show of 2015 on February 6, with the family-friendly comedy “,” which will be on stage through February 20 in. The play was written by the late Aurand Harris who penned over fifty plays, the majority of them geared toward good family entertainment. The play is a throwback to the days before radio and television, when traveling actors played to large and small cities in tent shows. This is a fractured fairy tale. And what is a fractured fairy tale? Well, the popular movie “,” released at the end of 2014, is a perfect example. They …

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MOVIE PREVIEW – “Cinderella”

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella () whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother () and her daughters Anastasia () and Drisella () into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed , Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor …

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movie preview: INTO THE WOODS

“INTO THE WOODS” is a modern twist on several of the beloved  fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of (),  (),  (), and (), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife ( and ), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (), who has put a curse on them. , the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “” and Disney’s “,” directs the film, which …

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